- Chinedu Nebo, the former minister of power, has disclosed why President Buhari may retain power in 2019
- Nebo said it was the voice of Nigerians that will either return or get him out of power if he decides to run again
- He maintained that Buhari won the 2015 election because the people clamoured for change
Chinedu Nebo, the former minister of power under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, has spoken on the chance of President Muhammadu Buhari retaining power in 2019.
Reports have it that Nebo declared that the possibility of Buhari’s second term in office will depend on the electorate.
NAIJ.com gathered this in a speech titled ‘Leadership and Nigeria’s developmental challenges’ which the don delivered at the inaugural lecture series organised by the Institute of Security Studies of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja.
According to him, ''In the absence of any known formula for prescribing the best leadership for Nigeria, all that is left is the space to outline how the best (exceptional leaders) can emerge, how the nation can minimize the chances of toxic leaders emerging.
''From this postulation, you can easily see the nexus between people and their leadership: the people partly form the situation and directly influence the kind of leaders they get.
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''If we use the 2015 general election again as an example, it was the clamor of the Nigerian people for change that produced the crest that Buhari rode on to get back to power.''
The minister said Buhari won the 2015 election because the people clamoured for change, saying that it is the equally the voice of the people that will either return or get him out if he decides to run again.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the presidency denied reports that President Buhari would be alone if he decided to run for the presidential office in 2019.
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